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Living with Grief: Diagnosis - Prolonged Grief Disorder

The 2024 Living with Grief® program highlights prolonged grief disorder as a new addition to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed., text rev.) (DSM-5-TR). Panelists will explore the nature of the disorder and, using a case study approach, examine the diagnosis of the condition, when to refer for treatment, and effective evidence-based approaches to treatment.

Live on April 16, 2024, Noon–2:30pm ET

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CE Hours:  2.5 CE hours available for a variety of boards through April 15, 2025. View the list of board approvals.
CE Fees:  Included with purchase

Expert Panelists:

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, is Senior Vice President, Grief Programs at Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) and the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). A prolific author and editor, Dr. Doka serves as editor of HFA’s Living with Grief® book series, its Journeys newsletter, and numerous other books and publications. He has been a panelist on HFA’s Living with Grief® program for 28 years. Read more.
  • Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, FT is Director of the Center for the Advancement of Bereavement Care at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Professor, Pending Rank, in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked as a grief specialist for 20 years.  Read more.
  • Sonya Lott, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist for more than three decades. She maintains a multi-state online private practice, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD). Read more.
  • M. Katherine Shear, MD, is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry and the founding Director of the Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Shear is a clinical researcher who first worked in anxiety and depression. Read more.
  • Moderated by: Frank Sesno, George Washington University. Read more.


  • Individual - provides live and on-demand access and CE credits for one person. 
  • Organization/Company - provides unlimited live and on-demand viewing and CE credits to staff within a single location. Additional locations available at a discount by emailing educate@hospicefoundation.org for pricing.
  • Organization/Company + Community Access License - provides unlimited live and on-demand viewing and CE credits to staff within the location and to community members within the immediate geographic service area.

Upon purchase, program materials can be accessed through your HFA account by clicking on the Orders/Courses tab. Continuing education instructions are provided at the end of the program.   
Members receive 40% off the fee for this program. Click here to learn about HFA membership.


Click here to order the program's compainon book, Understanding Prolonged Grief Disorder. Program registrants receive a 15% discount on companion book purchase. Members receive an additional 15% member discount. 


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